More Nuclear Weapons Articles

  • Nuke test cheating linked to flawed leadership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A basic contradiction lies at the root of an exam-cheating scandal that decimated the ranks of an Air Force nuclear missile group, investigators say: Commanders were demanding perfection in testing and ethics but also tacitly condoned rule-bending or even willfully ignored...

  • On Russia, Obama is the one who misunderstands, not Vladimir Putin

    President Obama on Friday called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine, saying Moscow's behavior "is not how international law and international norms are observed in the 21st century." “Well, on this I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about...

  • Editorial cartoon: Nuclear arms

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.

  • Obama not concerned enough about nuclear terrorism

    In the Netherlands this week, President Obama confessed a fear: "I continue to be much more concerned, when it comes to our security, with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan."

  • Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

    The Air Force is firing nine mid-level commanders and disciplining dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

  • Obama tries to reset reality by dismissing Russia as a 'regional power'

    President Obama lives in a world where the truth in international affairs is defined by the sound of his voice.

  • Obama says next nuclear summit to be in Chicago

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama says world leaders will convene in his hometown of Chicago in 2016 for the next Nuclear Security Summit. Obama announced he would host the next gathering at Tuesday's closing of this year's summit in the Netherlands. He's praising new...

  • 35 countries pledge to boost nuclear security

    Thirty-five countries pledged Tuesday to turn international guidelines on nuclear security into national laws, a move aimed at preventing terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear material.

  • Japan-US nuclear deal announced at Hague summit

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major international summit to rein in the threat of nuclear terrorism opened Monday with Japan pledging to return to the United States more than 315 kilograms (700 pounds) of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium. The Nuclear Security...

  • Japan-US nuclear deal announced at Hague summit

    Japan will hand over to the United States more than 700 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium — a victory for President Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world.

  • World leaders gather for Hague nuclear summit

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nuclear terrorism is officially the main topic for world leaders at a two-day summit in the Netherlands starting Monday. In practice, the Ukraine crisis will likely overshadow those talks. The Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague will form the backdrop for an...

  • Why the U.S. must spend more on defense

    As threats and challenges to America metastasize internationally, the imperative for a dramatically new defense strategy grows ever clearer. Unfortunately, President Obama's remaining three years in office will not meet that objective, as his just-released FY 2015 defense budget reveals. After...

  • UN: Iran complying with interim nuclear deal

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. says Iran is curbing its atomic activities in line with a preliminary deal made in January. A restricted report says Tehran has not resumed its previous enrichment of uranium to just a technical step from the level needed for a nuclear weapon, and continues to reduce...

  • Obama: Nuke deal can open opportunities for Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a nuclear agreement with Iran can open up "new possibilities and prosperity" for the Iranian people. Even as negotiations on the accord continued, the Obama administration issued an order Thursday allowing U.S. academic institutions to operate...

  • South Carolina sues Energy Department over nuclear fuel project

    Supporters of a South Carolina nuclear fuel project say the Obama administration's move to halt work there would leave weapons-grade plutonium onsite and allow Russia to break a nuclear arms agreement. The state of South Carolina sued the Energy Department on Tuesday over the decision to...



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